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Are you curious about ways to improve eyesight naturally? Is it even possible?

What the tips found in this post won’t do is replace your need for glasses or contacts if a corrective prescription is required. What these suggestions can do is improve your eye comfort, overall eye health, and yes, you just might see better eye exam results as a bonus!

How do I know, you ask? My husband and I both have personally adopted these changes and have gotten improved reports from our eye doctor.

In fact, my husband had to see a retinal specialist a few years ago due to what appeared to be a pocket of inflammation and wet macular degeneration.

The report that day seemed a bit grim, but praise be to God! We put these tips on how to improve eyesight naturally into practice and we now celebrate major improvement because of it.

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Are you suffering from eye-strain? Or is your vision just not what it used to be? In this post, I share 7 ways to improve eyesight naturally. They’ve worked for us! #eyehealth #eyesight #vision


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Is it possible to improve eyesight naturally?

Based on our experience as described above, and the experience of others, the answer is yes! Some people will see major improvements while others need a little more help.

It is essential that we always go about improving our health in every way possible. Most of us will exercise and eat well to maintain physical health and stay fit.

Yet, many people forget about other areas of physical health they should take their time to protect like the eyes and skin.  Our eyes may be the window to our soul but they give us a pretty good view of our overall wellness too!

Below is a guide to improve eyesight naturally with simple, actionable steps, that will protect your peepers for a lifetime. 


See an eye specialist when you have a concern

Please, take your eye health seriously. Don’t put off routine eye exams and don’t dismiss any changes in your vision. Many diseases can be caught early just by visiting your Optometrist!

Whenever you have a concern about your eyes, whether it is your vision or pain, it is best to book an appointment with an eye specialist as soon as possible

Using an ophthalmologist & eye care specialist you can discuss your eye care questions and worries, from needing new glasses to cataracts concerns.

There is no good that comes from leaving the issue unmentioned. Getting it checked can rule out anything serious, prevent worsening of your symptoms, and even prevent longterm damage to your eyes.

If cost is a concern, ask if they have payment options or discount programs available. If you are in the United States, there are some programs available that help with optical care financial aid. Maybe you’d qualify?

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Have an updated and correct prescription + wear it!

For those that wear glasses, or feel that they need glasses, it is essential to wear the correct lenses. If you wear lenses that are too strong or too weak, then you will likely experience eye strain, which can lead to worse issues.

Strain can cause the eyes to become weaker, headaches to become stronger, and more. 

Always attend your routine eye tests and ensure that the lenses that you are wearing are the correct prescription. 

Even if you do not feel you need glasses, it is always a good idea to attend the tests so that you can be sure. Going without corrective lenses for too long can cause your eyesight to worsen very quickly.

Supplements may be able to help

I know that supplements are not for everyone and may not even help everyone. Plus, we all react differently to different things.

For us, however, we are big believers in the help they provide because we have seen the benefits of them firsthand!

Almost every day, my husband takes three different eye supplements. Even our Optometrist has become a believer because of the improvements he witnessed!

If you’re interested in learning more, the ones we currently take are these:

I’m not a medical doctor and am not making any official claims here. All I can say is that for us, these have made all the difference and I am so grateful for them! I hope you can say the same.

Adopt healthier lifestyle habits

  • Quit smoking: This bad habit causes major damage to the eyes in so many ways from being an irritant, causing cerebral lesions, to worsening diseases that lead to blindness.
  • Work on your sleep habits: Poor sleep, or a lack of it, causes real eye-strain. What can you realistically do to improve your sleep health?
  • Exercise often: Cardio has major benefits for eye health and is a powerful way to improve eyesight naturally. It is even more effective to exercise outside so that your eyes get fresh air and you get a mental health boost!
  • Makeup mishaps: Ladies, there are some do’s and don’t’s! Never sleep with your makeup on, never share makeup with others, and replace your eye makeup at least every 2 to 3 months. Opting for a more natural mascara can help too! <– (I like this one!)
  • Stop leaving your eyes unprotected: I had a serious accident when I was cutting grass without eye protection and something very sharp (metal) flew into my eye and caused severe damage. I was blessed not to have lost vision! Please, wear protective glasses when participating in sports or any time your eyes could be at risk.
  • Shield your eyes from the sun: Finding a pair of sunglasses you love with adequate UV protection is a must — even on cloudy days! If you wear prescription lenses, ask about transitions.
  • Avoid becoming dehydrated: Drinking enough water helps your body produce more tears, which means more lubrication for your eyes. If you have a sandy/scratchy feeling in your eyes, burning, or are extra sensitive to light, you could be dehydrated!

Try to stop rubbing your eyes

When your eyes are irritated, rubbing them can actually worsen your symptoms and even cause damage to the lens of your eye or your cornea.

Worse yet, rubbing your eyes or face with unwashed hands is also one of the easiest ways to spread infection, including Covid-19.

It’s important to find out why your eyes are bothering you. You may be suffering from any of the below:

  • Dry eyes
  • Allergies
  • Infection
  • Anxiety/nervous habit
  • Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep
  • Eyestrain from prolonged computer use or bright lights

There are other causes as well, of course, but these seem to be the most common. Getting your eyes checked can help you understand your own discomfort and find a solution for it.

If eye strain from too much screen time is your problem, try eye exercises that help relax those optical muscles.

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Improve your eyesight naturally with food

A healthy balanced diet helps our well-being in a whole lot of ways and our eyes are no exception to this rule. For example, eating plenty of antioxidant-rich foods is a simple way to improve eyesight naturally.

Other foods that protect your vision are:

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Kale
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Carrots
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Citrus fruit
  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate
  • Sweet potatoes

Get creative and find new ways to include these healthy foods into your daily diet. Need some inspiration? Take a look at this superfood smoothie recipe:

Don’t forget the 20-20-20 rule

Improving your eyesight naturally can be as simple as lessening the strain your eyes experience each day. In our modern world of technology, they’re feeling it now more than ever!

Whenever possible, we really need to limit our screen time as much as we can! Have a no-technology nature day to disconnect from it all!

When that isn’t doable, this tip below can help.

The 20-20-20 rule is simple. It was developed by Optometrist, Dr. Jeffrey Anshel after seeing patients suffering from this very issue.

Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break, and focus on something 20 feet away.

This effective method reduces eye fatigue and helps you feel less tired during your day. Who knows we do feel sleepy when our eyes are fatigued? I sure do!

Our bodies let us know when they need a break; it’s our job to listen!

Bringing it all together

In this post, we’ve talked about the different ways to improve eyesight naturally and proven methods for how to do it.

There are many things about our eye health that we can’t change, like genetics. However, there are more things we can do to help our bodies (including our eyes) heal.

When we bring everything together like getting enough quality sleep, changing our unhelpful lifestyle habits, adding superfoods into our diets, giving our eyes a break, and being sure to visit our eye-care professional regularly, we can protect our precious gift of sight.

  • When is the last time you saw your eye doctor?
  • What’s your favorite thing to do to improve eyesight naturally?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below! Your conversations are a lot of fun!

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17 Comments

    1. Sweet Terri, I love seeing your name pop up 🙂 It’s always amazing having you share your thoughts. And thank you for your support by sharing. I appreciate you more than you know! ❤️

      I am glad you found this helpful. Our eyes are such a critical part of our bodies to take care of but we often neglect to do it properly, right? Those supplements really did make a *huge* difference, almost surprisingly so. We are believers in keeping things as natural as possible. God knew what He was doing when He put these things on our planet. 😉

      I send my heartfelt love to you as always. I pray you are well!

  1. Thank you, Holly! This post was very helpful, I’m bookmarking it! I may order one of those supplements. I don’t have any particular eye problems, so which one would you recommend for just a preemptive approach to protecting eye health?

    1. Jen! Sweet sis, it is so good to hear from you! I think of you often and pray that you and your family are well!

      Oh how I smiled when I read that you bookmarked this post because you found it helpful. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that. You are such a blessing, my friend.

      As for which supplement might work for you, I’m thinking the EyeScience Macular Health Beyond is probably a good choice simply because it’s a well-rounded one to support eye health. If you’d have trouble getting it on a regular basis though, you might just try a regular multi-vitamin with some “super-food greens” added in. Does that make sense? If not, I can be more specific. 🙂

      It’s also possible that since you don’t have any specific eye concerns, you might find that making things like smoothies with eye-healthy ingredients would be all you need. Having a healthy daily smoothie while also adding in some of those other eye-healthy foods into your regular meals would have a significant impact on protecting your vision. Anything anti-inflammatory is a great choice!

      Please do feel free to ask questions, if you have any. I’m glad to help in any way I can. Sending so much love and many hugs to you, sweet sis. You are treasured ❤️

      1. Thank you so much for your helpful, thoughtful response, my dearly loved sister! I can feel the love saturating your answer 😍.

        By ” a regular multi-vitamin with some “super-food greens” added in, are you referring to a product with super foods as ingredients, or talking about a multi-vitamin plus adding plenty of those fresh greens to one’s diet?

    1. This is a very good question. For my husband, the most noticeable results were within the first month or two of taking them daily. For me, my primary need was a little extra lubrication. The eye vitamin supplements targeted toward computer uses or those with dry eyes (like I take) seem to act much quicker. I even noticed a difference the first time with it only increasing thereafter.

      Does this help? 🙂 Love & hugs headed your way!

  2. Fabulous tips, and it’s amazing to hear how those supplements have made such a difference for your hubby! You never know until you try things, even if you have your doubts at first. An updated glasses prescription is so important too, though I know for many (I’ve done it before too) it’s tempting to stay with old glasses that are no longer correct for your vision because of the cost of getting new ones. xx

    1. Thank you, Caz. ❤️ I do love hearing from you! You’re right; you really don’t know how something will (or won’t) work until you give it a try. It could be just the thing you need. As for the cost of getting new glasses — you are spot on. It makes me pretty mad when I think about it because so many people are going without and they genuinely need it. We have been there too!

      Thank you, my friend, as always, for another great comment! 🤗

  3. These are amazing tips for naturally improving your eyesight! I’ve noticed that over the past year my eyesight has gotten much worse. I use to walk at least 30 minutes every morning and that seemed to really help. I haven’t been able to do that this year, though, sadly.

    Funny story about the makeup mishap! I was watching a medical show a while back and there was a woman on there who never washed her mascara off. Eventually, it backed up her tear ducts and she had to have it removed. They were pulling gobs and gobs of that stuff out of her eyes! Yikes!! (Okay..so that wasn’t exactly funny, but you know what I mean! Haha!)

    That’s terrible about the metal flying into your eye! I’m so glad you’re ok. Sometimes I forget my protective glasses when we’re working on renovations, but I usually remember pretty quickly. I’m pretty sure my eyeballs are dust magnets!

    I never realized that about being dehydrated! My eyes burn and water as soon as I go into the sun, so I have to make sure I put my sunglasses on before stepping outside. And every morning I wake up my eyes feel scratchy, but only in the corners. I need to up my water intake and see if that helps! (I’m so bad about drinking enough water. I even put a reminder on my phone to drink a glass of water every hour and I just end up ignoring it! Ugh!)

    I’ve heard about carrots being an excellent food source for your eyes, but not any of the other foods on your list. That’s so interesting! I’m definitely adding these to my grocery list. And dark chocolate? Yes, please!

    Every month I keep telling myself to make an appointment to see an eye doctor and every month something comes up and I forget. This is my reminder to stop procrastinating and call ASAP!

    This is such an excellent post. Super informative! I’ve pinned and shared it so others can see this, too!

    1. Michelle! It is so good to hear from you! You always have the best comments and insights to share.

      I was intrigued to hear that your eyesight improved so much when you were walking. Wow. Do you think the change in your vision is from screen time? Do you wear blue light blockers meant to help eyestrain from computers, etc?

      Grrrooooossss! That story you shared about the lady and her mascara was crazy!! I can’t even imagine… wow. Bet you I won’t be lazy about taking my makeup off anymore. 😂

      Please be safe out there, my friend. I think of you often. I hope you are getting plenty of water, rest, and hopefully, have been able to get to the eye doc by now. As always, my inbox is open to you any time. ❤️ Love and hugs headed your way.

      THANK YOU for sharing my posts, Michelle. You are truly amazing.

  4. Great advice , sunshades are truly a great savior. Nice idea to use natural eye makeup had never thought of that ! Thanks for all the recommendations Holly!

  5. Thanks for sharing this helpful and useful information. I really do need to put into practice some of the tips shared such as juicing and exercising outside. I’ve gotten lazy, and spent far too long working on my laptop without taking breaks.

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